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    Default Common notes in your fragrances?

    The more I educate myself about scents, the more I find that the ones I like have a common set of notes. In my case, tarragon, jasmine, and leather figure in all the colognes I've liked to date - whether male or female.

    Do others find a common theme in the fragrances they prefer? Is it too limiting to one's wardrobe to stay with specific notes like that?

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    I guess if I had pick the note I feel most comfortable with it would be leather, but there is no special note that stands out more than any other among all the fragrances I possess or wear.

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    To answer your second question, I think it depends on what role fragrances play in your life. If you're just looking for some fragrances that smell nice to you, then I don't think there's any great need to venture out beyond what you know you like. On the other hand, if you're fascinated by the art of perfumery and want to absorb as much as you can, then you should definitely try things outside your comfort zone. I imagine that, like most people, you're somewhere between the two positions I described.

    Some notes I'm especially drawn to are rose, violet, patchouli, aldehydes, cumin, and sandalwood.
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    2. George Sand--Maitre Parfumeur et Gantier
    3. L'Ame Soeur--Divine
    4. Violet Blonde--Tom Ford
    5. Santal Blush--Tom Ford

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    I'm a bit of a sucker for tuberose, leather, amber, musk and rose. Violet and patchouli also tend to grab my attention.

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    Erm...oud, patchoulli, sandalwood, violet and vanilla

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    Default Re: Common notes in your fragrances?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ar Aitch View Post
    Do others find a common theme in the fragrances they prefer?
    yes

    Is it too limiting to one's wardrobe to stay with specific notes like that?
    no

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    Default Re: Common notes in your fragrances?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ar Aitch View Post
    The more I educate myself about scents, the more I find that the ones I like have a common set of notes. In my case, tarragon, jasmine, and leather figure in all the colognes I've liked to date - whether male or female.

    Do others find a common theme in the fragrances they prefer?
    yup ... they are all that I like as well ...


    Quote Originally Posted by Ar Aitch View Post
    The more I educate myself about scents, the more I find that the ones I like have a common set of notes. In my case, tarragon, jasmine, and leather figure in all the colognes I've liked to date - whether male or female.

    Is it too limiting to one's wardrobe to stay with specific notes like that?
    not at all ... no doubt, you will enjoy all that you own ...

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    Default Re: Common notes in your fragrances?

    for me, musk, incense, woods, vetiver,

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    For me, it's clove and jasmine. Between those two, you have almost all my favorite fragrances in some form or another. Even when clove and jasmine aren't necessarily dominant or even strongly present, they seem to get around.

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    I like gourmand notes a lot, and also fresh notes. Not so much into musky notes or strong woods or heavy flower based smells. I'm real picky with my fresh notes too, they can't be too loud. I like my gourmands kinda loud (Angel Men Pure Malt) but I don't like loud aquatics.

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    leather vanilla cacao floralish

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    I'm all over the board. For me its about versatility
    Sounds like someones having a case of the Mondays

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    Citrus

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    Amber, leather, iris, sandalwood, violet, vanilla, civet, immortelle. Those are the ones that come to mind
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